Hugh Hefner to Be Buried Next to Marilyn Monroe After He Forked Over $75,000 for Crypt
He bought the crypt next to the iconic actress in 1992.
The body of Hugh Hefner has left the fabled Playboy Mansion for the last time after he passed away peacefully at age 91 Wednesday .
Hefner will be interred next to Marilyn Monroe, who appeared on the cover of the first issue of Playboy in 1953. Hefner bought the crypt next to the Some Like It Hot actress for $75,000 in 1992.
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Meanwhile, several big names have come forward to share their experiences with the Playboy mogul.
His death was met with heartbreak by former Playboy playmates like Pamela Anderson, who appeared on a record 14 covers of the magazine.
She posted a series of images and videos of Hefner on her Instagram page.
“I am me because of you. You taught me everything about freedom and respect. You gave me my life - your Pamela,” she wrote.
Former centerfold and Baywatch star Donna D'Errico is also speaking out.
"You will always be an American icon of epic proportions," she told Inside Edition. "I am indebted to you. I will miss you."
Former Playmate Jenny McCarthy grew emotional as she discussed Hefner on her Sirius radio show Thursday morning.
"I sat there for a moment and burst into tears," McCarthy said, sobbing as she thought of Hefner.
In the last years of his life Hefner retreated behind the gates of his mansion and was rarely seen in public. There were no more wild parties with celebrities. He spent his days playing board games and watching old movies.
One of his last public appearances was at Disneyland in 2013, where he was seen riding a scooter.
Hefner rejected rumors about his health last year by posting a photo with his wife, Crystal, who is 60 years younger.
Last month his son, Cooper, told a reporter that his father’s health was declining.
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“It’s tough to watch him struggle but I’m just happy it's physical and not mental,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
The legendary Playboy Mansion is a shabby shadow of its former glory. It was sold to a neighbor for $100 million last year on the condition that Hefner would continue to live there until his death.
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